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Crunchyroll Adds Black Bullet Anime

posted on by Karen Ressler
Light novel-based series begins April 8

Crunchyroll announced on Monday that it will stream anime of Shiden Kanzaki's Black Bullet light novel series as it airs this season. Episodes will stream for premium members on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. PDT starting this week, and they will be available for free the following week. French-speaking countries will have a six-month holdback. The stream will be available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Turkey, Latin America, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the Middle East, the Arab League, France and DOM/TOM, Belgium, Switzerland, Andorra, Luxembourg, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco.

The series will star Aoi Yūki as Kohina Hiruko, Yui Horie as Kisara Tendō, Yūko Kaida as Sumire Muroto, Tomoyo Kurosawa as Tina Sprout, and Aki Toyosaki as Seitenshi. The cast members join lead voice actors Yūki Kaji as Rentarō Satomi, Rina Hidaka as Enju Aihara, and Rikiya Koyama as Kagetane Hiruko.

Masayuki Kojima (Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi, The Piano Forest) is directing the anime at Kinema Citrus from scripts by Tatsuhiko Urahata (Saki Episode of Side A, Cardfight!! Vanguard). Senbon Umishima is designing the characters, while Shiro Sagisu (Bleach, Neon Genesis Evangelion) is composing the music. Yō Yamada (The Garden of Words, Penguindrum) is serving as sound director.

The story of Black Bullet revolves around the high-schooler Rentarō, a young man who has a superior, mysterious ability in an age of humans that fight against the Gastrea, a race of viral parasites. The story describes Rentarō's actions in a not too distant future.

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